Fence Canyon

BLM

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Means Rd.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
575-234-5972
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GPS: 32.205, -104.333

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 3599 ft

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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9 people have reviewed this location.

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Mo
Fairfield, CA
29 North Trail 22FBS
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Mo would stay here again

“Rocky road but worth the price of admission. ”

Reviewed Oct 12, 2018

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Road is a bit rough and uphill. Few big areas to turn around, however I did see a huge motor home back into a tight site in the dark. We stayed .3 mi in, best site was .6 mi in (flat, no rocks and easy turnaround) and rougher road but doable if your brave. Most sites are fairly rocky. Nice views.

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Sean would stay here again

“Free camping near Carlsbad caverns”

Reviewed Oct 08, 2018

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We enjoyed our stay, but didn't know the condition of the road. We were towing our 22 foot Travel trailer and went a little further down (up) the road to get away from the highway noise. Everything went fine, but there are some rocky areas where you definitely need to watch your tire placement when towing a trailer. Where we were there... more

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Red and Rosie
Dallas, TX
20 Riverside retro 180R
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Red and Rosie would stay here again

“Great first time boondocking”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2018

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As some of the other reviews state- yes a little rough uphill drive getting in but doable. We made it fine with an expedition and 20ft travel trailer. Went to one of the furthest sites from the highway and we loved it. Came around 5pm in a Saturday and were the only ones here. Fire rings, amazing views, and even more amazing stars. 10 ... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

ddundore would stay here again

Reviewed Apr 07, 2018

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About 6-7 campsites spanning up the road. All suitable for 30’ trailers. Most if not al have fire rings. Sites fill up by sunset so get there early if possible. Road up has some rough areas. We have brought up our Jayco Hummingbird a few times now pulled by our Tundra TRD Pro with no issues. Close to White City and Carlsbad NP about 40... more

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3bars
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OurLivelyTribe

30 Ameri-Camp Wrangler
2015 Ford F-250
11 reviews
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Na

OurLivelyTribe would stay here again

“Road up is worth the views!”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2018

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It was a rough road to the top, we pulled our 30ft travel trailer, but once up here and parked, the views are spectacular. We’re 10 minutes from the enterence of Carlsbad Caverns. No town nearby. Can see a lot of gas lines burning across the horizon. Some cactus around, had to keep a closer eye on dogs and kids. Stars are amazing at ni... more

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2bars
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Sprint Voice Only

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Barb
CO
Four Wheel Fleet Pop-up camper on Toyota Tundra
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Barb would stay here again

“Partly desert landscape/part industrial site”

Reviewed Nov 15, 2017

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We camped two nights at top of the hill while visiting the national park. There is a lot of gas production infrastructure surrounding the area (3 pads in in sight of camping location) which gives a bit of an industrial feel. But there were no other campers within our view and nice Chihuahuan desert plants all around. The first night ha... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5

Chriscrossthecountry would stay here again

“Rough road, totally alone”

Reviewed Aug 02, 2017

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Came here at 4 pm on a Wednesday. Drove up slowly as the road was steep and really rough, drove past a few sites and chose one a bit away from the highway. Big site nice fireproof, ton of ants, glass, but no big deal. At least I hope it's no big deal. We shall see if I'll be killing ants over the next few days. All food in the rig is s... more

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3bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Will6216 would stay here again

“Great View and campsites but a little close to the highway”

Reviewed Jun 05, 2017

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Steep road coming up but plenty of different spots to park that are fairly level. Very close to National Park. Would recommend for a 1 or 2 night stay. Be sure to get there early enough in the afternoon to grab a spot as it is quite a popular destination.

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sodyot

32 Winnebago Brave
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

sodyot would stay here again

“for carlsbad cavern visitors”

Reviewed May 09, 2017

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We were at: 32.206763,-104.337250. Absolutely beautiful. Just 15 minutes from here to the Caverns - close to the highway - there are a few spots just off of Hwy 62 - we parked about 3/4 mile up the steep, rocky road, and didn't hear highway traffic at all. It was windy up there, but lovely. We took a long walk up the road from our sp... more

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